You will consider the "sand castle" Wonder the rocks, and in the ancient fortress you will hear about the intricacies of resistance to medieval invaders. You will visit the very place where Cyril and Methodius worked on the famous alphabet. You will also learn about the “mother of the Christian faith” in the Balkans and see recent finds from the world of Ancient Rome. Individual excursion for 1-4 people Duration 11 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car € 155 per excursion Price for 1-4 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Wonder the rocks - a natural phenomenon in Bulgaria The road from Burgas (or any resort in the vicinity) to the first object will take about an hour. So, first you will visit Lake Tsonevo, where the bizarre natural formations are located - Wonder the rocks. They are not often found in guidebooks, but the place is very picturesque, and pictures against the background of rocks, reminiscent of the towers of a sand castle, can be a wonderful decoration for your photo collection
A little about medieval battles Then I will take you to the stone plateau, where in the Middle Ages stood a strategically important fortress ovech with powerful stone stairs and suspension bridges. Here we will talk about the era of the 12-14 centuries, the Byzantine raids on the Bulgarian kingdom and the importance of the landscape, which more than once rescued the state, saving it from the onset of enemy troops
Pliska - the ancient capital of the First Bulgarian Kingdom The most interesting thing here is the ruins of a 9th century basilica. You will learn how, built immediately after the baptism of Bulgaria, it became the largest episcopal center in the Balkans and received the status of the Bulgarian “mother of the Christian faith”. You will see the large-scale work on the reconstruction of the basilica, and next to it you will see the preserved walls of the monastery cells, where we will talk about the famous brothers Cyril and Methodius, who lived and worked here on the creation of the Cyrillic alphabet
Madara horseman In the end, you will visit another amazing place - a sheer cliff, where in memory of the victory over the Byzantines, the Bulgarian khan Tervel at the beginning of the 8th century ordered to knock out his image in natural growth in the stone. This is how the Madara horseman appeared, who to this day looks at everyone from a height of several tens of meters
Lunch in a cozy place and something else After having lunch at a wonderful restaurant in a small Bulgarian village, you will set off on your way back along the picturesque serpentine road along the sea. And finally, a little surprise awaits you. You will visit the excavation site, where the remains of the Roman presence were recently discovered, with the foundations of churches, fonts and huge amphorae dug into the ground. In addition, here you will discover a fabulous view of the white cliffs and the endless sea surface.
- The tour takes place in a comfortable car.
- I will meet you in hotels in Burgas, Sunny Beach, Nessebar, Sozopol, Primorsko, Pomorie and other resorts in the vicinity of Burgas, as well as from Obzor and Byala. And after the excursion I will take you back.
- I can pick you up in Golden Sands, but the transfer will take longer, so this option is possible for an additional fee and by prior arrangement.
- Not included in the price lunch and entrance tickets to the Madara Horse Park - 2.5 euros per person.
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.